(LONG POND, Pa. – June 5, 2015) – There must be something to that ‘southern hospitality’ thing. Thomas “Moose” Praytor’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards hauler broke down in Fort Deposit, Alabama on the way to Pocono Raceway Wednesday night.
“The entire structure of our gooseneck literally detached from our trailer and left the whole thing flat on the cement in the middle of the road,” said team owner Tommy Praytor. “Tore it to pieces. It was torn up so bad, I had no idea where to even start with it.
“Next thing I know, some guy who welds for a living was on his way home from work. He stopped to help. Five minutes later, there’s a wrecker on the scene out of nowhere. Turns out, it was a guy by the name of Randy Adams, who runs a dirt late model team. They had our DK-LOK trailer moved to a Shell gas station kitty-corner and went to work on the repair immediately. They had it rebuilt by Thursday morning…we left at 3:00 a.m., and got to Pocono at 6 a.m. Friday morning.”
The Moose enters the ARCA Pocono 200 sixth in the national series point standings. Saturday’s ARCA Pocono 200 is the eighth race of the 20-race 2015 season.
“I can’t believe how so many people came together at the right place at the right time to rescue us,” Praytor said. “It’s been just an incredible experience. We’d have never made it without this miracle, and I do consider it one. There are some fine people in this country.”